TJ BOOM Fishing was founded by Captain TJ. Being a Texan native, he’s been fishing the Lower Laguna Madre since he was a kid. He grew up knowing he’ll be guiding trips in these waters and sharing his knowledge with other people.

Capt. TJ has been featured in publications such as The Texas sportsman tracking outdoors Saltwater angler magazine, Rancho Pisto Pesca Texas coastal Espn radio, and Local Fox. His mission is to teach the future anglers of this sport and the importance of conservation. Capt. TJ is certified with Texas Parks and wildlife as a youth angler instructor and has been certified for 4 years

Your adventure starts on a 24’ Dargel Boat that accommodates up to 6 anglers. This new model was built in 2019 and features the latest 200 HP Suzuki outboard engine. Besides modern navigational equipment, the boat also has a live bait tank.

Explore the area’s inshore waters and target Redfish, Black Drum, Flounder, Speckled Trout, and Mangrove Snapper. Switch between different fishing techniques and see which one gets you the most fish.

Capt. TJ will take care of your fishing equipment, including live bait and lures. He also provides bottled water for the trip and cleans your catch when catching is done. You only need to purchase your fishing license and pack your snacks.

Come on down and visit TJ BOOM Fishing at South Padre Island Texas!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour Power Couple Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $425
    3 and a half hours of fishing for 2 people. Bring your loved one or your best friend to an adventure and spend the day targeting inshore species. Just purchase your license and pack some snacks.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 15 hours ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $550
    Drift fishing for Trout and Redfish. This trip welcomes up to 3 anglers on the boat. Your fishing equipment and catch cleaning service are covered by the captain. Just don't forget your fishing license.
    Targeted fish
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    Family time is the best time!
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $725
    Family of 5 aboard our 24ft dargel plenty of room!! Everything included just bring snacks
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 49 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Fantastic Birthday
Great time
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Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
93%
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Brad D.
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Fantastic Birthday

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip on May 5, 2024
Trip was booked by my wife for a birthday present. Capt TJ is great. Took time to teach me new techniques and helped my wife...
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Ernest A.
McAllen, Texas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half Day Trip with TJ Boom Fishing

VERIFIED   4 to 5 Hour Trip (2-3 Guests) on June 18, 2023
My wife and I recently had the pleasure of going on a bay fishing trip with TJ Boom Fishing, and it was an unforgettable experience....
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Jose V.
Dalhart, TX
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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3hr trip with captain TJ BOOM

VERIFIED   3 Hour Power Couple Trip on July 6, 2023
First time visiting South Padre Island with my wife and family also first time deep sea fishing and I can say I was definitely...
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Jorge L.
Mission, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Two hour trip with Captain TJ

VERIFIED   2 Hour Trip on July 2, 2023
First time fishing with kids, choose Captain TJ Boom treats kids amazingly. Not sure if my kids would like fishing so choose...
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Derek M.
Dallas, Texas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fantastic time with my son

VERIFIED   3 Hour Power Couple Trip on July 23, 2023
TJ was friendly and professional. I never take the time to write a review but I am doing it for TJ since he deserves it. ...
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FAQs about TJ BOOM Fishing

TJ BOOM Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $425 per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - 3 Hour Power Couple Trip (3 hours)
  • US $550 per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)
  • US $725 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - Family time is the best time! (5 hours)

When you book a trip with TJ BOOM Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box 2 ice chests
  • Radar

Trips booked with TJ BOOM Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (We provide water)

TJ BOOM Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

TJ BOOM Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with TJ BOOM Fishing include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Speckled Trout

Meet the Captain

Tj Reyna
South Padre Island, Texas, United States
5 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
49 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2019
Angler's Choice
The Angler's Choice Award is given to listings that consistently deliver a high-quality service and earn great reviews from customers.
Captain T.J. Reyna knows the local waters like the back of his hand and loves sharing his favorite local fishing spots with anglers experiencing this rich fishery for the first time. He will work to cater to all your fishing needs!!!

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper

Boat specs

Dargel Boats (Bay boat) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 200HP Suzuki outboard engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
2 ice chests
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
We provide water

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing policies

Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in South Padre Island to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2% charge will apply.

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